President Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack model Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend. The series of tweets took place after MSNBC aired an episode on the criminal justice reform featuring John Legend on September 08. The US President called Teigen, John Legend's “filthy-mouthed wife” on one of his many tweets. He also claimed that he and other Republicans should be given more credit for signing the First Step Act.
....musician @johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is - but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed. “Anchor”@LesterHoltNBC doesn’t even bring up the subject of President Trump or the Republicans when talking about....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019
The US president said “I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, and Republicans deserve much credit. But now that it is passed, people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise.”
Chrissy Teigen, a model and show host has a reputation for being politically vocal. The remark made by President Trump particularly stood out as Teigen's Twitter handle was not tagged directly in the post. Teigen responded to the President by calling him a number of words. Her choice of words soon became a trending topic worldwide. She also claimed that Trump had earlier blocked her on Twitter when she said: “no one likes you”.
The US President also went after Chrissy Teigen's husband John Legend by calling him a boring musician. In response, Legend tweeted, “Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC..”
Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody--ANYBODY--will praise you. Melania, please praise this man. He needs you.— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 9, 2019
The US President signed the First Step Act into law in December 2018. The law reduced the compulsory minimum prison term for people who commit non-violent drug offenses and prepare people in jail for life after prison through education and workshops. Reducing racial disparities in criminal justice has been a project for both Obama and Trump administration. Former President Barack Obama also signed the Fair Sentencing Act into law back in 2010. The First Step Act builds on what Obama did. Both Obama and US President Trump have taken steps to achieve the reform.